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monofilament

Neurology A nylon bristle passed over the sole of the foot to detect loss of sensation in a diabetic foot and circulatory defects. See Diabetic foot.

monofilament

(mŏn′ō-fĭl″ă-mĕnt) [″ + filum, thread]
A strand of nylon used to assess sensation in peripheral nerves, especially in the feet of patients with diabetes mellitus and other neuropathic conditions. The inability to feel the prodding of a strand of monofilament on the foot in one or more locations is diagnostic of diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
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coding as per sensibility.A six-piece foot kit with the gauge of monofilament of : 2.83,3.61,4.31,4.56,5.07, and 6.65.A five- piece hand kit with the gauge of monofilament : 2.83, 3.61, 4.31, 4.56, and 6.65.
Karimi, "Examination with two types of Semmes Weinstein monofilaments as screening tools for diabetic peripheral neuropathy," Iran Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Others, like blue, may become more invisible like clear monofilament. But if you're really looking for the ultimate in invisible lines, it seems the new fluorocarbon lines are the way to go, due to their excellent light refraction properties.
Touch sensibility was tested with a standard set of five coloured Semmes--Weinstein monofilaments (MF) as described by Bell Krotoski.
Georg Stausberg, CEO of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment explained that the diversity of applications for tapes and monofilament yarns are currently making the Chemnitz-based Oerlikon Barmag technologies very attractive for our customers.
The researchers noted that while 15 years ago monofilament dominated the market, the scene has shifted dramatically.
In fact, relying on the monofilament alone to screen patients for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) will miss all but the most severe, advanced cases, Dr.
In a second study, published as an abstract for the 2008 American Diabetes Association's annual scientific sessions, 68% of 148 patients with CTF scores of 8 seconds or less had normal monofilament test results.
Disposable monofilaments were constructed in our laboratory using commercially available 25-lb "South Bend" brand high-knot-strength fishing line No.
Machine direction yarns in modern dryer fabric designs are predominantly flat monofilaments. Flat yarns provide good contact with the paper web and improve aerodynamic properties of the fabric surface and cleanliness.
Patients able to feel both monofilaments were considered normal (no neuropathy).
The project, supported by an unrestricted grant from Roche Diagnostics (maker of Accu-Check), is examining the feasibility of procedures that are associated with pharmacists' distribution of monofilaments and related educational campaign materials to patients with diabetes.